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by sscobra
Wed May 07, 2014 9:55 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Making progress on my Monaco.
Replies: 780
Views: 224389

Re: Making progress on my Monaco.

Thanks Roberta. It is a great milestone. Here is a couple more photos, adding the first 6" strips. Got 12 on today. Will probably start cutting them narrower soon so they will conform to the upcoming curves. Skip
by sscobra
Mon May 05, 2014 10:19 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Making progress on my Monaco.
Replies: 780
Views: 224389

Re: Making progress on my Monaco.

Well, the fun with plywood has started. After trading emails with Ozzieboat (Alan Close) I have decided to use 4mm ply with 3 layers on the bottom and 2 on the side. I first covered the transom with 12mm ply and then added a second layer of 4mm for a little added thickness and strength. Alan ran an ...
by sscobra
Sat May 03, 2014 9:44 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3363
Views: 783991

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Good job Carl! I know what a relief it must have been to get the chines installed. Soon you get to fair them! I found the sheers easier to install. Maybe yours will be also. Skip
by sscobra
Sun Apr 27, 2014 10:22 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3363
Views: 783991

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Looking great Carl! I have gotten a lot of help in my build, so I am glad I was able to pass on a little help. Skip
by sscobra
Wed Apr 23, 2014 10:32 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3363
Views: 783991

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Carl, not having been to you garage, I can't be certain that my technique will work for you, but it might. My space is also very limited, about 1.5 feet between the widest part of the boat and the wall of my shop. I attached my chines from the stem back towards the transom. I used a roller stand, al...
by sscobra
Sun Apr 20, 2014 8:52 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Making progress on my Monaco.
Replies: 780
Views: 224389

Re: Making progress on my Monaco.

Thanks Jenko and Roberta. I think I will use a combination of both of your suggestions. Dumb me, I spent some time cleaning my shop, so now I will have to sand some more wood to make my wood flour! Thank you for the compliment Alycat, that was a very nice thing to say. I have looked at your facebook...
by sscobra
Sat Apr 19, 2014 3:55 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3363
Views: 783991

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Nice work Carl. I keep forgetting to get in touch with you and setting up a time for me to come over and admire your work in person. Skip
by sscobra
Sat Apr 19, 2014 3:53 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Roberta's Torpedo
Replies: 1962
Views: 618718

Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Looking great Roberta! I wish I was that far. I had a question about taping the chine and keel with fiberglass. When you cover the sides with fiberglass, do you overlap the tape at the chine, then sand back to the edge of the chine? When you cover the bottom are you using one piece that overlaps the...
by sscobra
Sat Apr 19, 2014 3:35 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Making progress on my Monaco.
Replies: 780
Views: 224389

Re: Making progress on my Monaco.

I have finished the first round of fairing. I was really worried about doing the sheers, but it turned out easier and much more fun then I expected. My power planer is my new best friend! I have faired the entire hull, but I will go over it several more times to be sure it is the best I can get it. ...
by sscobra
Sun Apr 13, 2014 10:01 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Roberta's Torpedo
Replies: 1962
Views: 618718

Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Roberta, your RV7A is beautiful. I have always wanted to build an airplane and have been a big fan of RV's for years. I almost started to build a Christen Eagle many years ago, but other things got in the way and I never did. You have some serious skills! One of my other dreams (besides the boat) wa...
by sscobra
Sun Mar 30, 2014 10:08 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3363
Views: 783991

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Looking good Carl! Those ratchet straps are very helpful aren't they. If you are going to be sitting inside the boat on that stool, isn't it upside down? Skip
by sscobra
Sun Mar 30, 2014 10:02 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Making progress on my Monaco.
Replies: 780
Views: 224389

Re: Making progress on my Monaco.

Thanks Carl and Bill. I have already faired the bottom and it is incredible how much expensive sawdust that creates! I even had to vacuum the walls. The sheers are going to be another issue, being so much lower to the ground. Should be fun! Skip
by sscobra
Sun Mar 30, 2014 2:30 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Making progress on my Monaco.
Replies: 780
Views: 224389

Re: Making progress on my Monaco.

Progress has been a little slow lately, but I finally have all the sheer laminates and side battens installed. Next up is fairing. Not looking too forward to fairing those sheers! I steamed each sheer laminate and side batten one at a time and clamped them in position to dry overnight. Finding ways ...
by sscobra
Sat Mar 15, 2014 10:34 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3363
Views: 783991

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Carl, I have been steam bending my sheers the last few days and here is what I use for a steam source: http://www.rockler.com/steam-bending-kit-w-free-bentwood-carryall-plan-download It provides about 2 hours of steam and works very well. I don't know if it will be serious enough for you to use to b...
by sscobra
Sun Mar 09, 2014 10:03 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Roberta's Torpedo
Replies: 1962
Views: 618718

Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Thanks Roberta and Bill. Good info. I went back an looked at your photos and could see where the edges were slightly proud after you pointed it out. So I am guessing that you don't apply epoxy to the edges of the planking on the first layer, just the battens, chine, and sheer? So they can be pressed...

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